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Facebook bans Trump 'indefinitely': Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerburg justified his decision by citing Trump's inciting of violence [Getty]

Date of publication: 7 January, 2021

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Facebook has banned Donald Trump from its platform indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks.
Facebook banned President Donald Trump from the platform "indefinitely" due to the US leader's efforts to incite the violence in the US capital this week, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.

Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page that the ban, which was announced Wednesday for 24 hours, was extended because of Trump's "use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government."

"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," he wrote.

"Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."

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